Discoveries, inventions, talents
Dr. Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858 to 1929) distinguished a rare multiple talent. He knew how to conduct fundamental science and at the same time successfully market it as an inventor and entrepreneur.
He discovered 4 elements: Neodymium, Praseodymium, Ytterbium (Aldebaranium) and Lutetium (Cassiopeium).
He invented the incandescent mantle, which helped the gas lighting in the late 19th century to a renaissance.
He invented the cerium-iron alloy - it is still today as a flint in luxury and disposable lighters.
He was a luminary in the field of rare earths (lanthanides) and also in the chemical representation and separation of similar actinides.
He invented the metal filament lamp, which is still used trillions of times today.
In addition, he worked throughout his life in a variety of fields. From photography to botany to ornithology. Auer von Welsbach had an excellent spirit and a big heart. In the memory of the Carinthian population especially his human qualities and his social welfare for employees and schoolchildren are to be emphasized.
Auer von Welsbach had an excellent spirit and a big heart. The sum of these qualities ensures that he receives a highly honorable commemoration in the world of science and inventor history.
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